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October 8, 1982 - December 9, 2017
Joseph “Joey” Micheal Windham, Sr., 35, of Center, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Center. He was born on October 8, 1982 in Carthage, Texas to Kenneth Earl Windham, Sr. and Karen Denise Mikesh. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Mangum Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Wilson officiating. Cremation services will follow.
Joey grew up in Center and attended Center ISD. He had a passion for sports and loved to play football and run track. Joey rode the bus to and from school each day. This is where Stacy Williams caught his eye. He was determined to get to know Stacy and would try to ask her out every day. She constantly told him no day after day, but Joey persisted. Finally, Stacy gave in and accepted and the two were both thankful she did. On March 8, 2003 in New Waverly, Texas, Joey and Stacy were married.
While Joey never received his diploma, he didn’t allow that to keep him from succeeding. There was nothing he couldn’t do if he set his mind to it. Often people would underestimate him because of his small stature, but it never took long for the doubt to disappear. Joey was willing to work hard and complete any task placed before him. He was always a positive thinker and knew that no matter what, things would work out for the best.
Joey, or “JoJo” as many would call him, was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and camping. He was also a life-long supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. His loyalty never drifted for his teams. He also was a member of Center First United Pentecostal Church and was involved with the Children’s Ministry. While Joey did enjoy many activities, his most treasured times were with family. He loved to fire up the barbecue pit and would invite everyone over. Joey had such fun socializing and being around people. Family time was his favorite and the laughter and love they all shared together will be some of the fondest memories for years to come. Some of the most precious moments Joey spent were with his granddaughter. The love he had for his little angel is indescribable.
Joey is survived by his beloved wife, Stacy Lynn Williams Windham; father, Kenneth Earl Windham, Sr.; mother, Karen Denise Mikesh Wilkinson; sons, Joseph Michael Windham, Jr. of Center and Dylan Matthew Windham of Center; daughter, Taylor Nicole Garcia and husband, Dioney of Center; brothers, Kenneth Earl Windham, Jr. of South Carolina and Dustin Guy Windham and Hollie Jane of Martinsville; sisters, Cristy Lynn Dutton and husband, William Edward Dutton, Jr. of Center and Ashley Lacole Kunkel of Center; granddaughter, Aubree Grace Garcia of Center; paternal grandparents, Marshall and Bertha Windham of Center; and a host of family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Betty Mikesh.
Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Williams, Scotty Studie, Randy Alford, Josh Hannah, Mike Galaviz, Dioney Garcia, Brandon Bennett and Boyd Evridge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mangum Funeral Home to assist with expenses for Mr. Windham’s services.
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